Global Understanding Research Initiative

High school students from Portage County and surrounding areas hold Chinese hand fans during a past STARTALK Summer Foreign Language Camp at Kent State. While the daily news is full of tumultuous conversations about Russia and China, Kent State University has been helping some area high school students learn to converse in Russian and Chinese to facilitate greater global understanding and a less contentious tomorrow. Kent State’s Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies in the...

Division of Research & Sponsored Programs

Kent State Kent State University is pleased and proud to announce the return of “We the People,” a photography exhibition that shines a light on our common humanity. The exhibition will return to the Kent Campus, on the Lefton Esplanade, from Sept. 6-30, overlapping with the Kent Creativity Festival, and will include featured events like speakers,...

Photographs of refugees span across the Lefton Esplanade for the "We the People" exhibit. A group of artists, educators and volunteers worked together to produce “We the People,” an outdoor art exhibit at Kent State University that pays tribute to refugees from around the world who have made Northeast Ohio their home.   The exhibit spanned the Lefton Esplanade throughout the spring showcasing large photographs of individuals who...